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Old 03-04-2015, 05:34 PM
 
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Reviewed some ten-year-old posts to The Fourth Turning Forum. It had been commented that not only do malls have the same chain stores, but that the malls themselves are becoming chains.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:19 PM
 
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Reviewed some ten-year-old posts to The Fourth Turning Forum. It had been commented that not only do malls have the same chain stores, but that the malls themselves are becoming chains.
Have been for a long time. Simon Malls is one big one. In addition to the King of Prussia Mall and other regular malls they run the "Mills" and "Premium Outlets" discount malls.
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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For some reason, the Miami area never got the message about malls, especially downtown malls, being in decline. Right now we're looking at:
-City Center in Brickell with 565,000 retail sq. ft., well in to construction, opening some time next year.
-Miami World Center about a mile north, expected to open in 2017.
-Right beside this the All Aboard Florida train station will have two floors of retail beneath the station (broken ground and construction soon to begin).
-Miami Design District will have an upscale mall component (under construction).

These are actually "megablock" complexes with condo and office towers above them. But as far as more traditional malls, Aventura Mall is about to undergo a three-storey expansion (all enclosed). And just this week a developer wants to build something bigger than the Mall of America out on the west side of town.

It probably has more to do with all of the international tourists and wealthy snowbirds in the winter, because Miami has some of the lowest incomes among the large US metro areas as well as a disproportionate number of low-paid service jobs (including all the new mall jobs...). "The rich get richer," as they say...
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